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Panya Banjoko in the installation A Taste of Stone by Otobong Nkanga at Nottingham Contemporary

Panya Banjoko in the installation A Taste of Stone by Otobong Nkanga at Nottingham Contemporary

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Writing Workshop

with Panya Banjoko

11 Mar 2017

Led by award-winning poet Panya Banjoko, participants in this workshop will write a piece in response to some of the issues and works from the exhibition The Place Is Here. This is an opportunity for beginner and intermediate writers to use art as an inspiration for writing. 

Free, and welcome to all.

Booking required as places are limited. To book please email Merce at merce@nottinghamcontemporary.org

Panya Banjoko is a British writer of Caribbean descent whose work reflects her mixed heritage. She has been published in IC3 by Penguin, performed at the 2012 Olympic Games and is the existing co-founder of Nottingham Black Archive.  She advocates on behalf of Black writers in Nottingham and is Patron for Nottingham City of Literature. 

It has been said of her work, ‘What you get when listening to Panya is a profound sense of listening to a teacher. Her poetry is hip-hop energy fused with a hymnal element. Her trademark is a penchant for grand themes in small sentences. There’s lots of shrewd thought but its poetry we can all grasp without the need to constantly hit the rewind button.’ Sable Magazine. 

Free, Meeting Room

2-5pm

 

Panya is also running a creative writing workshop at New Art Exchange on 4 February.

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